MyFrenchFilmFestival, is an online film festival launched by UniFrance. The festival opened on 15 January and will run until 15 February, the 11th edition of the festival will showcase 33 titles, with 10 feature films and 10 shorts in competition. The festival line-up will screen on 60 online platforms around the world across more than 200 territories.
The films will be available for free in select territories, including Africa, Latin America, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Poland, Romania and Russia, where the transactional VOD market isn’t well developed, and/or where French movies are not being widely distributed.
The line-up of films selected to compete as part of this year’s MyFrenchFilmFestival includes Sébastien Lifshitz’s “Adolescents”, a documentary exploring the evolving friendship of two young women through the years; Hafsia Herzi’s “You Deserve a Lover”, a drama about a young woman struggling to overcome a breakup; and Frédéric Fonteyne’s “Filles de joie”, a social drama about family women leading double lives to make ends meet.
The rest of the line-up includes Bruno Merle’s “Felicita,” a family dramedy about an eccentric couple raising a child; Stéphane Batut’s surreal drama “Burning Ghost”; Boris Lojkine’s “Camille,” about an idealist photojournalist who travels to Central Africa; Christophe Blanc’s “Just Kids,” a coming-of-age tale following teens who have lost their parents; Aude Léa Rapin’s war drama “Les Heros ne meurent jamais”; and Sophie Letourneur’s “Enorme,” a raw comedy-drama about pregnancy.
All films and shorts will be subtitled in 10 languages by TitraFilm, one of the festival’s many sponsors.
The festival’s awards, including the international jury prize’s of 15,000 euros, will be announced after 15 February.